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Can we have Mac like ‘labels’ on GNOME?

Is there any way I can label my files with a specific colour in my folders? I know that this is possible on a Mac OS.

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Can you add a screenshot of this in action? Never seen this feature before. –  Oli Sep 8 '12 at 14:03
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marked as duplicate by Marco Ceppi Dec 10 '12 at 15:44

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This is not possible with Nautilus, but if you use Marlin or Pantheon Files, you can add colours to your folders.

To install Marlin:

GUI Method

  • Add this PPA: ppa:marlin-devs/marlin-daily
  • Refresh your sources.
  • Install Marlin from the Software Center
  • Optionally you can add the Dropbox and/or Ubuntu One plugins.

CLI Method

Run the following commands:

sudo apt-add-repository ppa:marlin-devs/marlin-daily
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install marlin

If you use Dropbox or Ubuntu One, you can install the appropriate plugins:

sudo apt-get install marlin-plugin-dropbox
sudo apt-get install marlin-plugin-ubuntuone

To install Pantheon Files:

GUI Method

  • Add this PPA: ppa:elementary-os/daily
  • Refresh your sources.
  • Install Pantheon-Files from the Software Center
  • Optionally you can add the Dropbox and/or Ubuntu One plugins.

CLI Method

Run the following commands:

sudo apt-add-repository ppa:elementary-os/daily
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install pantheon-files

If you use Dropbox or Ubuntu One, you can install the appropriate plugins:

sudo apt-get install pantheon-files-plugin-dropbox
sudo apt-get install pantheon-files-ubuntuone

Screenshot:

Pantheon Files

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